Conor is the son of Irish poet Eamon Grennan, who has won the PEN Award and published frequently in the New Yorker. He grew up in a house often filled with his father's friends -- Billy Collins and Seamus Heaney. In the autumn of 2004 he started a travel blog to keep in touch with his friends and soon discovered he had inherited his father's passion for writing. With Next Generation Nepal -- the non-profit organisation he set up to rescue trafficked children in Nepal -- still going strong, Conor has now moved back to the US, where he lives with his wife Liz and his baby son.
"[An] action-packed account [!] like a good storyteller, [Conor] ensnares us with humour and adventure" The Irish Times "With a light touch and refreshing candour, Grennan [!] tells the story of how a good-looking University of Virginia grad with wanderlust ended up risking his life to find, then reunite, children with their families in Nepal, one of the poorest countries in the world" USA Today "Little Princes by Conor Grennan is what happens when passion, talent, and a desire to change the world spill onto the page!I defy you not to be inspired or moved by this saga" The New York Journal of Books "Conor Grennan shows what one person can do, if he follows his conscience and his love. By the end of this inspiring book, he has not only reunited many of the children with the parents they thought they had lost -- he has found his own love" Dublin Evening Herald
What was intended to be a 90-day experience working in an orphanage became much more on the day Grennan learned that many of his young charges were actually the victims of a child trafficker. In this adventurous, funny, and even romantic book, he dedicates himself to reconnecting the children with their families in remote Nepalese villages. (Jan.) (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.